Posts Tagged "repetition and variation"

Astronaut

An old project of mine, based off of a song by my friend Dan Frick. Seems appropriate, given the day: Astronaut: A Flickr-Generated Project

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Scaffoldage: Skeletal Archiporn

Scaffoldage does pretty much what it says on the tin: lots and lots of photos of scaffolding. It’s actually quite the mesmerizing site. There are tons of super-industrial examples, but a lot of scaffolds that seem to be made from bamboo and barely holding together. I’m kind of in awe at how large some of the scaffolding gets – it’s…

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Before I Die: Public Chalkboard Installation

Before I Die is a thought-provoking public installation by artist Candy Chang. A wall is turned into a giant chalkboard, and people are invited to finish the sentence that begins with Before I die I want to _________. The image shows the public installation in New Orleans, but a gallery installation took place earlier in the year in Dallas-Forth Worth,…

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Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson Perform Minimalist Hand-Clapping Song

Clapping Music is a minimalist piece by composer Steve Reich, involving two performers who clap. Both performers begin in unison, but one performer gradually shifts their tempo by an eighth note… until the two are once more in unison. If you’d like to hear the original piece with two performers, check out this video. Over lunch, I stumbled across this…

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CubeDudes

CubeDudes are the creation of Pixar animator Angus MacLane. I can’t believe how many different characters he’s able to make, all of them looking so distinctive and different from one another. They’re tiny and awesome! [via Justin S]

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Mistake Reports: Stories and Advice

Mistake Report is a brillaint idea for a website. The stories are pretty funny, and enjoyable to read through. And, of course, it speaks to my fondness for repetition and variation. There’s a book, of course. But it looks to be filled with different types of blank notices. Which is an ok idea, but I’d much rather see a collection…

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100 Portraits – 100 Photographers

100 Portraits — 100 Photographers is an online gallery of an exhibit that will be at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC. Part of Foto Week DC, this series of images is pretty captivating, and lots of fun to sift through. In particular, one of my favorites (above) is by photographer Noah Kalina. I love how each photo has…

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New Project: Art Film Ending

I’m happy to officially announce a new project: Art Film Ending. The title/site should be pretty self-explanatory, but here’s an official blurb I wrote up: Hidden within every movie is a secret art film. It’s easy to find, as long as you know the right place to stop and fade to black. With a little timing and just the right…

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Bridge Eaters: Tilt-Shift, Time Lapse Demolition

This is a great tilt-shift, time-lapse video from Daily Dose of Imagery. I’ve been a fan of Sam Javanrouh for a while now, and his daily photo blog is one you should consider adding to your feeds. I’m generally not all that wild about the tilt-shift effect, myself. But there’s something about adding the time-lapse element, that gives a very…

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I Am Chicago: Random Portraits in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Reggie and Denzel, taken in Lakeview. I Am Chicago is a series of portraits featuring a portable, natural-light studio and random Chicagoans from various neighborhood corners. Photographed by Adam Novak, Sara Collins, and Andrew Zoechbauer, these are mesmerizing images of the people they encountered. We spend a day […] documenting the characters of the city by inviting all who pass…

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Rob Funderburk, Third Coast Short Docs Challenge: Book Odds

After work on Friday, Liz and I headed over to the Chicago Urban Art Society, and attended Book Odds – a collaboration between Third Coast and The Books. Contributors to the short docs had to work within set paramters: 3 minutes in length, and each piece had to include 2 of 8 samples provided by The Books. There were a…

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I’m Presenting at 20×2 This Friday, 9/17

Curious about this image from Flickr user meckert75? Well, it’s part of my presentation for 20×2, which takes place this Friday. Think of this more as a bit of a teaser. If you’re wondering just what the heck this is all about… I guess you’ll have to come by the event to find out! Come see me, along with 19…

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Small Town Noir

Small Town Noir is an interesting site that combines police mug shots with their corresponding newspaper stories. Taken in New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1930 – 1959, each person’s story is reconstructed by Diarmid Mogg using news stories (mostly copies of the local paper, the New Castle News). Picture above is John H. Hutchinson, who was arrested for forgery in 1948….

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Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly is a Tumblr blog that does what it says on the tin. There’s a certain calm and satisfaction I get, sifting through the different examples. A little bit of order, in an otherwise chaotic world. [via Ektopia]

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